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Molong's broad main street and restored buildings are National Trust listed ensuring the town’s history stays alive.

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Location

Molong is a small town in the Central West region about 300 km from Sydney. It is 37 km (half an hour drive) from the regional centre, Orange.

Rich in history, Molong was originally a police and military 
outpost, then nearby Copper Hill became the site of Australia’s first copper mine.

How to get there

The nearest airport is Orange Regional Airport (35 km from Molong), providing daily services to Sydney with Regional Express (REX) and flights to Brisbane with Fly Corporate.

The nearest train station is in Orange. NSW Train Link Regional coach services travel between Orange and Molong.

Population

Molong has a population of just over 2500 people, the median age of residents is 40 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4.9% of the population.

Molong is located within the Western NSW Primary Health Network this fact sheet provides an overview of community health.

Healthcare facilities

Molong Health Service is a small public hospital with less than 50 beds. It provides a range of services, including emergency, sub-acute and in-patient care, as well as residential and palliative care.

Molong has become a health hub which also services the nearby towns of Manildra, Cudal, Cumnock and Yeoval.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Molong staffed by full time paramedics and volunteers.

Accredited GP practices

  • Molong Health One General Practice

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing people living in the Cabonne local government area are: sheep farming, hospitals, beef cattle farming, local government administration and primary education.
  • Education

In Molong there are two schools: There are also other schools in nearby Orange.
  • Childcare

For young families, there is a family day care and a long day care centre in Molong.
  • Shopping

Molong has a grocery store, hardware store and cafes. The regional centre of Orange is just under half an hour away and has a wide variety of shopping options.
  • Places of worship

In Molong there are Baptist, Anglican, Assemblies of God, and Catholic churches. There are a range of other places of worship, including a mosque, in nearby Orange.
  • Points of interest

Molong is surrounded by agricultural production including wheat, sheep and wool, cattle, fruit and wineries. With award winning cellar doors nearby. The quirky Animals on Bikes, a 120 km paddock art sculpture trail, starts at Molong. As part of Orange F.O.O.D Week (Food of Orange District), Molong hosts the 100 Mile Dinner on the Village Green.
  • Sporting activities

There are sport clubs for bowling, golf, hockey, cricket and rugby in Molong. There is also a pony club and a public swimming pool.
  • Community groups and activities

Cabonne Council provides a community directory including community and service groups and an events calendar for markets, sporting and cultural events for Molong and its surrounding area.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Molong. A good place to start is the Facebook page Molong Express.